Custom woodworker Ethan Abramson designed these cubbies to fit an existing under-stair alcove.

November 13, 2018

Five examples for creating storage when you’re short on space (or just trying to save it) 

Mark Richardson head shot
November 08, 2018

Use these tips to increase margins in 2019

Exterior of remodeled home by John Lewis

A new floor plan and various design updates take advantage of this home's ocean views and natural light. Photo: Samantha Magenheim

November 01, 2018

Meadolark Design + Build's work runs the gamut of styles. This design pays homage to the mid-century modern home originally on the site (Photo: John Carlson at Carlson Productions).

September 14, 2018

A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company


All surfaces of this home in Maine were selected for durability and low maintenance: unfinished wood, galvanized steel, and unfinished concrete. The design is by Caleb Johnson Studio, with construction by its contracting arm, Woodhull of Maine (Photo: Trent Bell).

September 12, 2018

Homes that meet Passive House standards require less investment in solar to achieve net zero

September 20, 2018

An artist's viewpoint and a talented tile setter created these original mosiac designs

September 14, 2018

Creating drama with wallpaper, slabs, and faux concrete


Photos: John Magor

September 14, 2018

Making bold statements and subtle accents with wall (and ceiling) paper

September 11, 2018

Designer/landscaper transforms a concrete hillside into an organic ribbon and bench


The driveway and front door of this Minnesota cabin, known as Fish Tap Lake Retreat, are to the left of the screened porch, so ariving visitors can see through to the lake. Albertsson Hansen Architecture designed the dark brown exterior to help the house blend into its setting. Bright red trim adds a Scandinavian touch (Photo: Gaffer Photography)

September 11, 2018

Two modest-size homes that welcome the vacation crowd in comfort and style


FALL 2018

This Month in Custom Builder


A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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